The Supreme Court has taken back its decision of imposing a ban on the construction of high-rise buildings having more than 6 floors in Karachi. The apex court gave affirmation to the builders for completing their halted projects, which were stopped owing to the ban.
A plea was submitted by the Association of Builders and Developers (ABAD) against the Supreme Court’s directive of banning constructions. It was heard at the Karachi Registry of Supreme Court. The SC bench has permitted the builders to build the high-storey buildings as per the law, according to the reports of the local media.
Hasan Bakhshi—ABAD Chairman expressed his satisfaction and said that owing to the ban, five hundred projects of the ABAD were stopped. He said that once the ban would be lifted the buildings would be constructed as per the law.
Back in 2017, the Sindh Building Control Authority halted the construction of the high-storey buildings on the orders of the Supreme Court.
Previously, Bahria Enclave administration demolished its unlawful constructions on its own. When the Capital Development Authority (CDA) reached Bahria Enclave they were stopped by the Bahria authorities and were informed that Bahria would itself be eradicating the housing society.